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Center for Collaborative Education, 2012
A Pilot School is a public school in the Boston Public School district with teachers who are members of the Boston Teachers Union. A Horace Mann Charter School is a public school under a Massachusetts state charter that operates within a regular school district and serves the students and families enrolled in that district. An Innovation School, a…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Urban Schools, Charter Schools, School Based Management
Center for Collaborative Education, 2005
Turning Points helps middle schools create challenging, caring, and equitable learning communities that meet the needs of young adolescents as they reach the "turning point" between childhood and adulthood. Based on more than a decade of research and experience, this comprehensive school reform model focuses on improving student learning through…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Portfolios (Background Materials), Middle Schools, Teacher Collaboration
Naidoo, Jordan – Center for Collaborative Education, 2002
All schools need to constantly reflect on the quality of their work and the progress and achievements that they make over time. The primary goal of an accountability system is to help schools improve through critical self-reflection. It enables students, teachers, and other members of the school community to evaluate their practices, especially…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Quality, Self Evaluation (Groups), Portfolios (Background Materials)
Naidoo, Jordan – Center for Collaborative Education, 2002
Turning Points is a national design for middle school change, coordinated by the Center for Collaborative Education in Boston, Massachusetts, which serves as the National Turning Points Center. The design focuses on restructuring middle schools to improve learning, teaching, and assessment for all students. It is based on the seminal "Turning…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Educational Change, Instructional Improvement, Reflection
Lummis, Ben – Center for Collaborative Education, 2001
Turning Points schools create a new culture built around the collaboration of all members of the school community. This collaborative culture requires structures that empower teachers and administrators to work together to make the most important decisions regarding the educational experiences of their students. The two primary components of this…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Collegiality, Educational Experience, Teacher Effectiveness
O'Brien, Martin; Rugen, Leah – Center for Collaborative Education, 2001
The purpose of this guide is to provide a middle school literacy model, to describe practices and strategies of literacy education, and to assist school communities as they implement a balanced Turning Points literacy program that is responsive to the particular needs of middle school students. This guide includes: (1) the rationale for a Turning…
Descriptors: Literacy, Middle Schools, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies
Burke, Peggy H. – Center for Collaborative Education, 2001
Looking collaboratively at student and teacher work is a process in which teachers primarily, but also administrators, parents, students, and members of the community, look at student and/or teacher work with the goal of improving student learning. To structure the process and create a safe, caring environment, teachers use a protocol to…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Communities of Practice, Educational Practices, Guidelines
Lummis, Ben – Center for Collaborative Education, 2001
The educational needs of middle school students are truly unique. In no other period of PreK-12 education can one find such a wide range of physical, social, and cognitive development among students. For students, the middle school years can be a time of both great vulnerability and great responsiveness to change. These years are highly formative…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Curriculum Development, Middle Schools, Educational Principles
Center for Collaborative Education, 2001
Turning Points is a New American Schools design for comprehensive middle school reform coordinated by the Center for Collaborative Education (CCE) in Boston Massachusetts. It focuses on creating a professional collaborative culture and using data-based inquiry to improve teaching and learning for all students. Turning Points seeks to create…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Adolescent Development, Educational Improvement, Improvement Programs